Tea Party-aligned Candidates Sweep Election Night

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is celebrating the primary victories of Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-3) and Steve Russell (OK-5).

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “Tonight voters in these important primary elections went to the ballot box and nominated bold, Tea Party-aligned conservatives. Congressman Yoho has served his constituents well, while being an unwavering voice for reining in the size, cost and intrusiveness of the federal government.

“Steve Russell is one of our most promising nominees this cycle, and we are excited to see his overwhelming victory in the Republican Primary run-off in Oklahoma tonight. He ran as a conservative determined to get Congress to respond to the weak economy that provides too few opportunities for all Americans.

“Both Yoho and Russell begin their fall campaigns as overwhelming favorites and should be joining a stronger Republican caucus next year. They are both part of the Tea Party insurgents who are demanding stronger pro-growth economic policies and fiscal restraint to put the brakes on out-of-control spending and an ever-increasing national debt,” Budowich concluded.